API security: A guide to securing your digital channels

Malicious assaults and denial-of-service attacks are increasingly targeting enterprise applications as back-end systems become more accessible and usable through cloud, mobile, and in on-premises environments. The API is a major point of vulnerability, given its ability to offer programmatic access to external parties with few organically available controls. 

The purpose of this paper is to help you understand the necessary components of a well-constructed API security strategy. First it takes you through API risk assessment discussing the various attack vectors that could potentially make your API vulnerable. It also talks about risk mitigation strategies that API providers can put in place to prevent API hacks.

Posted: 5/27/2014
Tags: Akana Platform, Akana white paper, API Gateway, API security

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